The Bryst International vision has always been to inspire people to their full potential.

About Bryst: A Brief History

BRYST International was founded by Gary and Cindy Miller.  It was initially created in 1996 to provide a professional training and educational environment for elite soccer coaches through exposure to top level international coaches.  Bryst hosted International Coaching Clinics in Toronto, Ontario, involving coaches such as Frans Hoek (Manchester United FC, FC Barcelona, FC Bayern Munich, AFC Ajax), Gerrard Houllier (Liverpool FC, France FF, Olympique Lyonnais, Aston Villa FC), Craig Brown (Scottish FA), and Holger Osieck (Canadian National Team, Australian National Team).

By 1998, Bryst had expanded to include Elite Player training programs, both indoors and outdoors, with high level coaching staff, to supplement club activities for players who were interested in developing themselves to a higher level.

In 2005, Bryst expanded to a full time Academy Teams Program with male and female teams, ages 8-21.  Bryst became a founding member of the Soccer Academy Alliance Canada (SAAC) in 2005.  This standards-based league allowed Bryst players to compete with other academies in league and cup play, where the focus is on the technical development of the individual.  Since then, SAAC has expanded to include about 20 academies.

In 2011, Bryst President, Gary Miller, was invited onto the Ontario Soccer Association’s Technical Advisory Council (TAC).  His role was to pioneer the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL) as part of the re-structuring of Ontario youth soccer.

In 2013, Bryst was part of the Ontario Soccer Association team that designed and developed the new provincial soccer curriculum based on Long Term Player Development.  With OSA learning facilitators on staff, Bryst is a leader in soccer coaching and player development.

We strive to create opportunities for the serious soccer player. We offer various programs for players of all skill levels and ages, either to supplement a player’s club activities for further development, or to provide a full-time, professional training environment year round.

3 Pillars of Bryst

Everything we do at Bryst, both on and off the field, stems from our 3 founding pillars of

  • Love & Passion for the great game
  • Love of children/youth
  • Love of learning & developing
  • Love of challenging ourselves & others to be the best
  • Other characteristics of Love which include respect, integrity, honesty, loyalty and discipline
  • We provide leadership in the sport, in our industry, in our training
  • We demand great leadership from our coaches
  • We expect, encourage and teach leadership to our players
  • Players are always learning and developing both on and off of the field
  • Coaches are constantly improving and developing
  • Bryst as a company, continues to learn about the needs of our customers and adapt to meet those needs
  • Bryst as a company continues to learn & develop, striving to provide better programs and services